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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

New technology concept enables elderly people to live at home safely

What to do if you fall in your home? Many elderly people ask themselves these and similar questions; they want security without having to give up their own four walls. A new technology concept, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, Germany, now makes this possible – while also ensuring privacy. A communication tool integrates nursing care consultation and ensures social integration. Security? Absolutely – this is especially true for older people who live alone…

The Evolution of Penetration Testing and Why It’s More Effective Now Than Ever Before

Penetration testing has really taken off in the business world, but did you know it’s actually been around since the 1980’s? Granted, the way it works now has changed dramatically since the beginning of the internet, but the basis of penetration testing has remained the same over the years. Here, we’ll look at the evolution of penetration testing and why it’s proving to be one of the most effective security measures for modern businesses. How has penetration testing evolved? Penetration…

Less Is More – Why The IPv6 Switch Is Missing

At Cloudflare we believe in being good to the Internet and good to our customers. By moving on from the legacy world of IPv4-only to the modern-day world where IPv4 and IPv6 are treated equally, we believe we are doing exactly that. “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift (whose website has been IPv6 enabled for many many years) Starting today with free…

Why Your Business Needs A Good App

You surely noticed that these days every strong brand out there has a mobile app. But it’s a misconception that apps are reserved only for the big names in the industry. There are a growing number of midsize and small businesses that are grasping the importance of having a mobile app developed, besides the more common mobile-friendly site. The fact that mobile apps have become one of the most important marketing tools should definitely make you think about creating a…

Engineering Ethics Blog: Your Money Or Your Data: The WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On May 12, thousands of users of Windows computers around the globe suddenly saw a red screen with a big padlock image and a headline that read, “Ooops, your files have been encrypted!”  It turned out to be a ransom note generated by an Internet worm called WannaCry.  The ransom demanded was comparatively small—about US $300—but the attack itself was not.  The most critical damage was caused in Great Britain where many National Health Service computers locked up, causing delays…

Smartwatches: Fading Fad or Must-Have Wearable Tech?

With the rise of Twitter’s instant trend-setting, real-time information broadcast platform, the necessity of a “right-now” information diet is highlighted by its user popularity and $2.5 billion global revenue. Consumers are no longer content to settle for next-day-information, and instead have pushed for access to a relentless 24/7 news cycle covering everything from foreign affairs to celebrity gossip. The trend which merges ease of access with availability has pushed the top tech development companies to tailor their products to satisfy…

SHAREit : Best Cross-Platform Sharing App with Billion Users

Ten years back people were just speculating about how smartphones can change the modern communications. Now, smartphones are counted amongst most reliable sources of communication. There are numerous apps which have supported to this cause. One amongst many is SHAREit, a file sharing app developed by SHAREit Technology Ltd. Bluetooth has always been the popular one when it comes to data transfer, though there are others options like cables or internet connections. But what when the Bluetooth is too slow…

Networking @Scale 2017 Recap | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

On May 1-2, we hosted over 600 network engineers at the Pullman Hotel in Redwood City for the third Networking @Scale conference. Similar to last year, the conference included two days of technical talks covering the latest in network engineering, network services, IPv6 applications, and innovations in networking hardware. Speakers from Alibaba, Amazon, Dropbox, Equinix, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix shared complex engineering challenges from their work building and deploying network solutions that deliver applications and services for millions, and…

Washington, DC Taxis Are Moving to New Digital Meter Apps That Connect with Square

Soon you will see new taxi meter apps around the city powered by Square. Most taxis are still running outdated, legacy metering hardware that doesn’t integrate with the point of sale or credit card reader. As technology changes the way we pay, taxis have to be able to innovate quickly and keep up with technology shifts. Today, Washington, DC’s Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) announced that all the city’s taxis will shift to new apps to replace antiquated payment terminals and…

Rearchitecting Airbnb’s Frontend – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science – Medium

Airbnb sees more than 75 million searches each day, which makes the search page our highest traffic page. For nearly ten years, engineers have evolved, enhanced, and optimized the way that Rails delivers the page. Recently, we moved into verticals beyond Homes, introducing Experiences and Places. As a part of bringing these new products to web, we took the time to rethink the search experience itself. Transitioning between routes for a broad search Rather than navigating from our landing page at…